If you aren’t familiar with Maddie James story, please visit the website: http://maddiejamesfoundation.org
We are trying to get Maddie’s story on Ellen DeGeneres’s show and we need your help. I’ve already submitted the following request on her website and could use your help. If she gets hit multiple times with this request we could get her attention.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Visit Ellen’s page: “Submit to The Ellen Show” (On NBC4) here: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=433
2. Fill out the form and copy and paste the letter below:
Dear Ellen, I’m writing to you as a friend of the Maddie James Foundation. Maddie James is a five year-old girl in Orange County, CA. Maddie was diagnosed in January with an inoperable, terminal brain tumor (DIPG). This dreaded type of cancer progresses rapidly. Her doctors have given her six months to live. There is no cure – the survival rate is less than one year. She likely won’t make it to see her 6th birthday in June. This heartbreak and tragedy resonates with people everywhere as they can imagine “what if it were my own child, niece, or granddaughter.”
Well, there is something that people can do. Maddie passionately loves all things related to the sea and when the time comes, her ashes will be spread at sea. The Ocean Institute is in the final stages of fundraising for its planned Seaside Learning Center. With one million dollars in funds, the Ocean Institute will be able to begin construction this summer and these new facilities will become The Maddie James Seaside Learning Center. People from all over So California are rallying for Maddie. You can read about her in the OC Register, http://bit.ly/fwIIUv. And, watch a news clip from KCAL9 in LA. http://bit.ly/fdRcXA Please feature this family on the show and help us fulfill their dream to memorialize the spirit of an extraordinary little girl, Maddie James. Thank you for your consideration.
3. You will need to submit Maddie’s photo. You can submit this photo of Maddie (below):
4. Save the photo to your desktop & upload. Here’s the photo URL: http://maryannewendt.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Maddie-James.jpg
5. Submit your request! Thank you!!